Overheating is one of the menaces smartphones are facing today. No matter how costly your phone is, it is likely to become hot. The problem occurs on Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus – the two flagship devices from Samsung. If you have this phone, you must have faced this issue of overheating especially when you keep the phone on your car’s dashboard (which is exposed to the sun) or when you charge the phone battery. Constant use of Internet, games and video watching can also overheat your Galaxy devices. However, there are some solutions to fix overheating issue on Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus.
Pro users tend to open many apps simultaneously on their smartphones, considering high-capacity battery and memory. But there is a limit to everything. If you overuse your device, it will become hotter as it consumes more battery. To fix the overheating issue, follow some quick solutions listed below.
How to Fix Overheating Issue on Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus
Samsung has packed liquid cooling system into the flagship devices, but an overly used device becomes hot. If you are worried about your pricey phone, you can read the solutions to prevent the phone battery from getting hot.
Solution #1: Remove the phone case
Sounds crazy? Believe me, it works. Normally, users keep the phone case on always. This is why your phone gets hotter; during the night, you should remove the protective case and see the result.
Solution #2: Don’t use your phone while it is being charged
Many users can’t leave their phone away for a minute; they continuously use it even while the phone is being charged. This obviously increases the chance of overheating. You can charge your phone completely during the night and never use it while charging.
Solution #3: Disable Fast Charging Feature
Your high-end smartphone comes with a fast-charging feature, and many users love to make the most of this feature by using fast charging power adapters. Though the feature is useful when you are in a hurry, it surely makes your phone hot. Thankfully, the phone has an option to disable this fast cable charging feature.
Step #1. Open Settings app on Galaxy S9 smartphone.
Step #2. Tap on Battery.
Step #3. Next, tap on Fast Cable Charging.
Step #4. Now, toggle the switch ON or OFF to refresh.
Solution #4: Optimize Battery Usage
Apart from cooling your phone, Optimize Battery Usage also helps you fix battery drain issue on your Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus.
Step #1. Launch Settings on your phone.
Step #2. Now tap on Battery.
Step #3. Next, tap on Battery Usage.
Step #4. Then you need to tap on MORE to launch another menu.
Step #5. Here, choose Optimize Battery Usage.
Step #6. Finally, select ‘All apps’ to activate this feature on all apps on your smartphone.
Solution #5: A simple reset
On every smartphone, this can be a panacea for multiple problems. Basically, this action shuts down all background running apps automatically, creating some memory to cool down your phone. This will be a soft reset, and therefore, you should not be worried about data loss. Once you reset your device, check the phone. If it continues to overheat, follow the next solution.
Solution #6: Update the operating system
Android launches software update at least twice in a year. Your Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus should be updated to the latest software. System update fixes many petty issues and bugs in the phone. Moreover, it helps your phone run smoothly for a long time. Updates are introduced to remove old bugs, which were there in previous software. During software update, keep your phone connected to a power source as the process may take a long time and consume your phone’s battery.
Step #1. Open Settings on your Galaxy S9/S9 Plus.
Step #2. Tap on Software Update from options.
Step #3. Now, tap on Check for Updates.
Step #4. The device will start scanning process; then tap on Update Now to download the latest software version.
IMPORTANT: During software update, connect your phone to Wi-fi network and not to the mobile data as you might get a bill shock at the end of the month.
Solution #7: Check Third-Party Apps in Safe Mode
Some third-party apps (if not updated properly) can cause the issue of overheating. You can check such apps by running them in Safe Mode for a few minutes or hours.
If you don’t find any issue while Safe Mode is on, the third-party app is likely to cause some problems that result into overheating of your Galaxy S9. The problem apps never run in Safe Mode, and therefore, you need to take some action on those apps, which are the reasons why your Galaxy S9/S9 Plus is overheating. You can boot your phone into Safe Mode by following the steps given below.
Step #1. Press and hold the Power button on your Galaxy S9/S9 Plus until the Reboot to Safe Mode option appears on the screen.
Step #2. Tap on the option and wait for the device to restart.
Step #3. When your phone is in Safe Mode, you can keep it for a few hours or some days to check the results.
When you get to know that some third-party apps (or a single app) are creating the issue, you can take a decision to uninstall that app manually from the Safe Mode. Alternatively, you can remove those apps by doing Factory Reset.
Note: Normally, the procedure to boot Android devices into Safe Mode remains the same on all phones and tablets. Check our guide to enable or disable Safe Mode on Android Oreo 8.0 device.
Solution #8: Factory Reset your Phone
This you should do in the last resort as the action will remove all data from your device. It is advisable to take backup of your Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus before you go for Factory Reset.
Once you take backup of your device, follow this complete guide to factory reset your Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus.
When your device clinks again, you have to configure it again from the beginning. It’s a brand new device now. When you finish the process to configure it, check if it still overheats or not. And don’t forget to restore the backup data on your Galaxy S9/S9 Plus.
That’s all folks!
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